Patient Comments: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever - Location

Please share your experience with RMSF, including the region in which you contracted it.

Comment from: Arkansas, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: November 06

On Oct 11, 2011 I was diagnosed with RMSF, 3 days after tick bites. I had the antibiotics. Four months later with continuing symptoms I was diagnosed as having polymyalgia rheumatic, then "leaking edema of legs", pink eyes (ointment did not help), nauseated frequently, IC (interstitial cystitis) no bacteria and frequent bruising of arms with no injury. Now I sleep with oxygen because of low oxygen on Saturday when I was sleeping. I think it is the aftermath of RMSF.

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Comment from: Debbie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 15

I found a tick on my shoulder about a month ago went to the DR. to have it removed. I felt fine until a week ago...I thought I had vertigo or an inner ear infection. After a blood test they found I had RMSF. I am 500mg Amoxicilian..I started to feel better but now I am continually dizzy..which is a symptom I have not found for this on any web site!

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever - Symptoms Question: What were your signs and symptoms associated with RMSF?
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